ARE AMERICA’S CIVILIAN AND MILITARY LEADERS AT WAR WITH EACH OTHER? will learn in this episode of our podcast that there is a deep rift between America’s most powerful civilian and military officials. After all, over the years each President has given growing importance to his own National Security Council, and a key advisor, and they must deal with the Defense Secretary and the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff in order to make military policy. Our guest, Mark Perry, author of ‘The Pentagon Wars: The Military’s Undeclared War Against America’s Presidents’ describes how those conflicts have shaped three decades of foreign policy. Let’s be honest, the results have been less than stellar. Is this the reason the United States squandered its many advantages when we began to roam the world’s stage as the sole superpower at the end of the Cold War? There are two key events that fundamentally reshaped the military chain of command and, thus, the relationship between the U.S. military and the President. We learn what they are in this episode